Hunt For The Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold Coming to Viceland

Fake news gets a real twist on Viceland’s upcoming The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold.

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” Hunter S. Thompson, one of the fathers of Gonzo Journalism once wrote. And when the news goes fake, it takes a faker to set things right. Tom Arnold never played a journalist on TV, but he is a citizen journalist on his new Viceland series The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold.

Arnold announced on SIRIUS XM’s The Howard Stern Show that he is taking his activism off Twitter and putting it into real life. Viceland announced the eight-episode series will premiere later this year.

“Nobody thought I could ever be an investigative journalist, but then again, nobody thought Donald Trump could be President,” Arnold said in a statement.  “Let’s hope this marks the end of both our new careers.”

There is no evidence President Donald Trump used the n-word, unless someone has it on tape. He never said he felt entitled to grab a pussy, but someone has him bragging on video about that. Not only has Trump never watched anyone pee on anyone else, he stopped peeing entirely after John Oliver started running Catheter Cowboy ads. Fake news? The Hunt For The Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold promises to keep it real.

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The Access Hollywood tape of October 2016 revealed reality-show-host-turned-presidential-candidate Donald Trump making misogynist remarks. “Speculation ran rampant that other similar (or worse) tapes were ‘out there,’” reads the statement from Viceland, “from Apprentice outtakes and Miss Universe footage all the way to the infamous ‘Russian Dossier’ tape.  Through it all, one determined man has contended that not only these tapes exist, but they need to be seen and heard.”

Arnold knows people who know things. He’s been in the business of show for 35 years, from stand-up comedy to sitcoms, films to philanthropy.  He built an “extensive network of people” who range from  “above-the-title superstars and top executives to rank-and-file crew members.”

The actor-comedian is calling in favors from his “network of connections to search for the truth behind these elusive recordings of Donald Trump,” according to the announcement. The series will also investigate the “network of powerful people and companies who have kept these revelatory and potentially damaging recordings under lock-and-key.”

Arnold isn’t doing this alone. He needs your help. Viceland set up a secure website for any whistleblowers or sources to send leads or actual footage. The network’s experts will vetted and authenticate all leads before they pass them on “to help Arnold on his quest for the truth.”

Viceland says The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold is serious in its intent, featuring veteran journalists. But they say it’s more of an All the President’s Men meets Curb Your Enthusiasm kind of show with “equal parts political intrigue and investigation” and “show business nonsense.”

The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold will premiere later this year on Viceland.